Creating a Culture of STEM

Science • Technology • Engineering • Math

As a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, A&M-Central Texas is a proud participant in the LEADS STEM initiative, in partnership with Temple College

STEM Initiative - HSI LEADS Program

This program is for students participating in the HSI LEADS Program who are transferring from Temple College.

HSI LEADS is a STEM Initiative partnered with Temple College: Temple College and Texas A&M University have received a five-year grant to fund our newly created HSI LEADS "Above and Beyond" Program to ensure our students are positioned for continued STEM academic achievement and successful entry into high-demand STEM careers. 

About this STEM Program

Nationwide, there is a growing demand for STEM professionals in the workforce, with a particular need for those from traditionally underrepresented groups. Temple College and Texas A&M University-Central Texas are Hispanic Serving Institutions serving Hispanic students and students from low-income backgrounds. These students, who represent growing populations at both TC and A&M-Central Texas, often show low enrollment in STEM degree programs, and remain underrepresented in STEM fields that can lead to higher-earning, high-demand careers.

To address this gap, Temple College and A&M-Central Texas, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Education, designed a project to increase the number of Hispanic and other low-income students pursuing and graduating with STEM degrees, allowing them to enter and succeed in high-impact STEM careers.

Read more about this grant and this program.

STEM Pathways: Programs & Areas of Study

HSI LEADS Program: Learning, Experiences, Achievements, Dreams through STEM Programs and Areas of Study.

We are "Creating a Culture of STEM" pathways, programs and areas of study in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and focusing on our Hispanic, low-income, first-generation college students, and under-served populations in our communities.  

The HSI LEADS “Above and Beyond” Program helps ensure our students are positioned for continued STEM academic achievement and successful entry into high-demand STEM careers.

Talk with an advisor today!

Meet with Makenzie Wolf, HSI STEM Student Success Specialist.

Above and Beyond Services and Resources

Support services at TC and A&M-Central Texas help students complete STEM degrees by nurturing their interest in STEM and helping bridge the gap from graduation to employment. Reach out to Makenzie Wolf for more information on any of the following:

  1. STEM-Specific Advising
  2. First Generation Mentoring
  3. University Tutoring Services and free online 24/7 tutoring
  4. University Testing Center
  5. University Writing Center
  6. University Library and Online Databases
  7. HSI-specific workshops and events
  8. Student Lingo
  9. Student Wellness and Counseling, Campus Recreation
  10. Student and Civic Engagement
  11. Career and Professional Development
  12. Study Abroad for Students

Meet Our Team

Dr. Eva Margarita Munguia, Temple College

Executive Director, Student Success & HSI Grant Project Director, Title IX Coordinator

Makenzie Wolf, Texas A&M University-Central Texas

HSI STEM Student Success Specialist

Dr. Mienie Roberts, Texas A&M University-Central Texas

HSI Co-Principal Investigator, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Stephen Phelps, Temple College

HSI Principal Investigator, Division Director, Business and Career Professions
Department Chair, Criminal Justice

Mandy Hart, Temple College

HSI STEM Advisor

William Jones, Temple College

Health Professions Career Navigator/Completion Coach

Billie Logiudice, Temple College/Taylor High School

HSI STEM Advisor

Dana Palen, Temple College

HSI STEM Project Assistant


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